In 1888, Mr. Lee Kum Sheung invented oyster sauce in the southern Chinese city of Nanshui, Guangdong Province, and established the Lee Kum Kee business. Over the next 128 years, five generations of the Lee Kum Kee Family have operated the Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group and LKK Health Products Group, two multinational companies headquartered in Hong Kong. The companies specialize in sauces and condiments, as well as Chinese herbal health products and services, Chinese herbal plantations, mobile internet platforms, and property investment. The companies’ well-known registered trademarks include “Lee Kum Kee,” “Infinitus,” and “HeHa.”
According to Sammy Lee, Chairman & Managing Director of LKK Health Products Group, “The family considers ‘Si Li Ji Ren’ (considering others’ interests) a core value and is dedicated to benefitting the community and addressing unmet human needs.”
The Lee Kum Kee Family won the “Coutts Prize for Family Business Hong Kong 2013 – Family Governance.”
In 2016, the family established the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a gift of $21 million.